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The AES 5K & One Mile, formerly the AES Runs the World 5K, is a signature fundraising event for the Avondale Elementary School Education Foundation (AESEF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of AESEF is to develop resources that remove barriers and create opportunities for student achievement at Avondale Elementary School (AES). We envision that every child at AES has the resources to thrive and apply all profits from the race to support AES students and teachers by supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and technology) programming, outdoor education, professional development, etc.
Our race will be USATF certified and therefore eligible for Atlanta's very own Peachtree Road Race time qualifications among other races.
Our race will be USA Track and Field (USATF) certified and therefore eligible for Atlanta's very own Peachtree Road Race time qualifications among other races. The AES 5K & One Mile takes place in the beautiful City of Avondale Estates.
Race day check-in and race day on-site registration:
7:00 - 7:45 for One Mile
7:00 - 7:45 for 5K
Note that the One Mile starts at 8:00 a.m., and the 5K starts at 8:30 am. Look for signs to the registration area in the gymnasium, a separate building from the main school building.
On-site registration costs:
One Mile: $24
CASH or CREDIT CARD ONLY (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover). NO DEBIT unless used as a credit card. NO CHECKS. Same day registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
Anyone who registers prior to September 6 at 3:00 p.m. is guaranteed to receive a race t-shirt. Anyone who registers after September 6 at 3:00 p.m. is not guaranteed a t-shirt. Any t-shirts not claimed on race day will be given out to runners who registered after September 6 at 3:00 p.m. and to same-day registrants after all runners who registered prior to September 6 at 3:00 p.m. have received their t-shirts.
Kevin Young, who broke Edwin Moses' 1984 400m hurdles world record at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, will be joining our race again! Come run with and meet a champion! Everyone will have a chance to meet and talk with him as well as take pictures with him.
We welcome all runners, interval runners, walkers, and people in wheelchairs. Participants with children in strollers are also welcomed. For safety reasons, participants in wheelchairs or with strollers cannot start until ALL others clear the start line. Bikes, skateboards, and scooters - electric or self-powered and of any style, shape or size - are not allowed.
No dogs or other animals are allowed in our race due to USATF certification and policies about animals on campus. Only service animals are permitted.
The race hashtag is #AES5K. Use it often on this great day!
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All race items will be provided on race day. There is no pre-race packet pick-up.
Free parking for the event is provided at First Baptist Church Avondale Estates at 47 Covington Hwy, Avondale Estates, GA 30002. The parking lot is located at the corner of Covington Highway and Stratford Drive. Avondale Elementary School is next door to the church. Use the same address for GPS directions.
The nearest MARTA stops to Avondale Elementary are Avondale and Kensington on the Blue Line going east towards Indian Creek station. Please note that you will to walk about 1.3 miles from the Avondale station and 0.8 miles from the Kensington station.
We will provide all participants will snacks and water after the race.
No monetary prizes will be awarded. Trophies and medals will be awarded to winners for the overall race (male and female) and in individual age groups. An overall race winner will not also be awarded for winning their age group.
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First Aid: We will have a nurse on site at race registration. Police officers will be on site.
Restrooms: Restrooms will be available at registration. There will be no port-o-potties on the race course.
Water Stations: We will have water stations on the routes that align with mile markers. Runners are also encouraged to bring water bottles with them. Additional water and post-race snacks will be available at the finish line.
We can cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. We do not have a secure area of safekeeping for your personal items. You will be responsible for anything you bring to the race. If you ride your bike, be sure to bring a lock.
No refunds or transfers. While we understand life and schedules change, we have a strict no-refund policy for those registrants who find themselves unable to participate on race day. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to extreme conditions. Registration fees are not refundable in the event of cancellation due to extreme inclement weather, unsafe conditions, and other acts of nature.
The race will happen rain or shine. Only in the event of extreme weather conditions will changes to the race schedule occur. Participants will be notified via email of any changes.
Our race will be timed by Elite Race Timing. Each participant will receive a race bib with a timing chip attached to the bib. Results will be provided at the finish line and will be posted to Elite’s website immediately following the race at www.eliteracetiming.com.